Upgrading my macbook HDD and ram help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Trueafrican, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Trueafrican macrumors newbie

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    What's the max size harddrive and ram can i put in a MacBook ,and what else can i upgrade i want it to be fast ?
     
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    That depends on the MacBook model.

    The white pre-Unibody MBs can handle any 2.5" S-ATA HDD with a maximum height of 9.5mm, so that's 640GB.
    The Unibody MacBooks (aluminium and white) can handle any 2.5" S-ATA HDD with a height of up to 12.5mm, so that's 1TB.

    The maximum RAM can be from 2GB to 8GB.

    Look here to see what the maximum RAM for your specific model is.

    Also MRoogle will find you one or two thousand threads about the same issue.

    There is nothing else you can upgrade, besides the HDD and RAM, but you can use an SSD instead of an HDD to speed things up a bit.
     
  3. Trueafrican thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply, how do i know the model of my macbook ?

     
  4. MENEGRANDE macrumors newbie

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    I used the coconut identity card app (google coconut identity card) to determine age, and on your "about this mac" you can find your processor, etc---
     
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    I might add that the sizes stated are the current offerings by the HDD manufacturers. The storage size really has no limitation but the height (9.5mm or 12.5mm) and width (2.5") restriction will not change. For instance, I suspect that in the not too distant future there might be a 1TB internal 2.5" that is 9.5mm.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The 2nd generation 750GB Scorpio Blue is double platter thus it has height of 9.5mm and will fit in any MacBook.
     
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    Thanks, I wasn't that sure if 640 or 750GB.
     
  9. Trueafrican thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here are the specs for my macbook

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook5,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.13 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB52.0088.B05
    SMC Version (system): 1.38f5

    I want to upgrade my ram to 4gb and HDD to 500gb ,i need to know the best ram and hardisk b4 i go buy .thanks in advance
     
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